Category: Intergenerational

Celebrating an intergenerational Advent

Celebrating an intergenerational AdventChris Barnett (Intergenerational Ministry – Children & Families, Synod of Victoria and Tasmania) has shared these two opportunities for ministry agents looking to include creative intergenerational resources and ideas in planning for Advent. Intergenerational is one of the strategic pillars of the Assembly, encouraging us to think about how we make our […]

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Rolling out the fala on Intergenerational

Rolling out the fala on IntergenerationalThis week we close our series exploring what it means to be an Intergenerational Church. Assembly National Consultant Rev Charissa Suli shares a wrap on the recent Let’s Yarn gathering, reminding us of the importance of cultivating relationships and understanding across generations and cultures as we seek God’s leading.Written by […]

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Three takes on an Intergenerational Church

Three takes on an Intergenerational ChurchAs we explore what it means to be an Intergenerational Church, we hear from three people engaged in ministry at a Congregational, Presbytery and Synod level about what it means to be inclusive of all generations in the sharing of our faith and living out God’s mission.Mel Quilliam, Children’s Coordinator, […]

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Growing Up Uniting: a new narrative for our Church

Growing Up Uniting: a new narrative for our ChurchGrowing Up Uniting, Edited by William W. Emilsen & Elizabeth A. Watson (MediaCom, 2020) Review written by Bethany Broadstock For many years a powerful narrative about the aging profile of congregations and the absence of younger generations has been shaping the life of the Uniting Church.In some places, this has been a driving […]

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What does intergenerational worship look like?

What does intergenerational worship look like?This week we continue sharing stories about the Intergenerational life and ministry of our Church – a key pillar of the Assembly Strategic Plan. One of the Church’s key voices in this space Chris Barnett (Intergenerational Ministry – Children & Families, Synod of Victoria and Tasmania) reflects on what it means […]

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What is an intergenerational church?

What is an intergenerational church?Written by Rev Lindsay Cullen, Assembly National ConsultantOne of the Assembly Strategic directions is encouraging and enabling an Intergenerational Church. The longer description says, ‘Welcome, equip and hold together the different generations, in the life, ministry, decision making and leadership of the church.’ Many churches in the UCA are either exploring […]

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Discipleship goes Messy

Discipleship goes MessySince beginning its life in Australia in 2010, Messy Church has thrived as a creative, practical model for local congregations and communities seeking to nurture faith and grow disciples across generations.A typical Messy Church meets monthly and uses a combination of hands-on activities to explore biblical stories and themes, intentional celebration and community […]

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